Damn, even in death the Japanese are perverts.
Aaaaaaahhhhhhh, how hideous! The ghosts are pretty creepy looking too.
Wooly worm mustach and no chin. Yeah, I’d go with the ghosts.
Ron Burgandy, the Early Years.
TCM played this a couple of times. I remember the mechanical prop crabs as being my favorite part of the movie.
This movie has quite a bit in common with Hausu and Ju-on, and probably others I can’t remember or haven’t seen. Cursed/haunted houses that corrupt and destroy all who enter them seem to be a popular movie subject in the East, as opposed to most western haunted house movies that just focus on the destroying part.
Well, to be fair, I have seen a few Western haunted house flicks that include supernatural corruption like THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE…. I suppose if you were to be really generous in including haunted happenings, THE THING THAT COULDN’T DIE would even fall into this sphere.
It does look intriguing. Does the presence of English-speaking actors imply this film is actually in English, whatever it is?
Unless I’m mistaken, it’s The House Where Evil Dwells, yet another teaming from Kevin Connor and Doug McClure, director and star respectively of The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, At The Earth’s Core, and Warlords of the Deep. That’s co-stars Edward Albert and Susan George pictured above.
Could we also say that the original version of The Haunted involved corruption with what it did to that one woman who ended up killing herself in a car crash so ‘they can’t make me leave Hill House’?
That’s why I said “most.” Amityville was one I thought of, as well as a cruddy old flick from 1987 called Contagion. Most I’ve seen don’t go that route, though. On the other hand, I can’t think of a haunted house movie from Asia I’ve seen (to be fair, probably not that many compared to how many are out there) that didn’t feature the ghosts corrupting the living in some fashion, other than Hausu.
ZW is right. And to answer your question, yes, it’s in English. It was pretty good.
Ah, sorry for my misunderstanding.
Well, the haunted house in Burnt Offerings (ugh) certainly corrupted and destroyed Karen Black. Need I mention Jack Nicholson As did The Shining. And the Paranormal Activity movies in general. From the 70s on, I would argue that western “corrupting” ghost stories have actually become the norm.
Ah, but Nicholson was clearly nuts before he went to the hotel. That’s one main reason that film sucks so bad.
Re The Shining: Since Nicholson is clearly crazy all along, he can’t be corrupted by the evil in The Overlook, which means the movie has no point. I never understood why some people think its a masterpiece. By the way Stephen King just wrote a sequel, called Doctor Sleep, dealing with a grown-up Dan Torrance.
The craziest thing about The Shining is that they are closing down a hotel in Colorado in the middle of skiing season….
Finally! Somebody who agrees with me that The Shining sucks!
In that case, I’ll have to give it a go! Mr. McClure is always welcome on my screen!
Seems to be a few more there. Cool.
Most of the ones I’ve seen were ’70s and ’80s and, probably because of the time, went for killing people.
How could you not love this one? Japan, ghosts, sex, killer giant crabs, and an awesome fight at the end.
Whoa, there’re giant crabs too?!! Yeah, I’m gonna have to find this one!
Not giant like Attack of the Crab Monsters, if that’s what you’re thinking. They’re good-sized, but not impossibly large or anything.
Hey, giant crabs is giant crabs!
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